Oct 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
heilemann, "the huffington post" washington bureau chief ryan grim, author of "the daily show" liz winsted and "rolling stone" executive editor eric baits. welcome to bizarre world. ramping you for the first debate each candidate is showering praise on the opposition in the hopes of lowering the bar for themselves. paul ryan gushed over president obama's skills on the debate stage. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. >> shockingly, senior white house adviser david plouffe had the same feelings about governor mitt romney. >> we'd expect it all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history and shown himself to be a good debater through the years. >> even the candidates were tamping down expectations yesterday. >> i don't think anyone would suggest the debates aren't important. i can't tell you how important it will be. i don't know what will happen at the debates. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> the soft perfor
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
are in washington, d.c. with us onset, political editor and white house correspondent for the huffington post, sam stein. he's also a big fan of sport fall. nbc news capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell and senior national correspondent for bloomberg business week and he has thrown a blizzard of bloomberg business week magazines all around the set. joshua green. in new york city msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst mark halperin and also the cohost of cnbc's "street signs" brian sullivan. we have a lot to talk about. mark halperin, if you're just waking up and you don't want to read the newspapers, it's friday. you want to get ready to watch nfl games where they actually get the calls right and you just want to read one paragraph. that's why i'm here. i'm sort of the cliff notes for you today. mark, i want you to respond to this. charles krauthammer and "the washington post." charles, the patron saint of conservatives. the headline "go large, mitt." listen to this line. it makes you think how far ahead romney would be if he were actually running a campaign, but his unwillingnes
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
popped up on the huffington post. >> gthe good news is survey aftr survey, poll after poll still shows that we are a center right 70/30 country. 70% of americans want the american dream. they believe in the american idea. only 30% want the welfare state. >> so, again, just context for our viewers that was paul ryan, this is a speech from last november. the whole speech has been on youtube since last fall. so my question to you, howie kurtz, are there really substantive points to be scored here by drudging up these all videos? >> there can be. i don't have any problem with it, people on either side drudging up old videos. it helps if the video you're drudging up has never been seen or heard before, then it has some shock value. there can be substantive and revealing comments in what people say when they think the spotlight is not on them. but in the case of this particular obama speech at hampton university in virginia in 2007, he delivered it in front of a bunch of reporters. cameras there. the surprise factor has been lost here. >> you covered the media. as we mentioned it right wing
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
." i'm john fuglesang happy to have filled in for bill this morning. laura bassett of "the huffington post," how can people follow you? >> follow me on twitter at le bassett, two ss and two ts, i would love to have a conversation with you. >> john: the fans will engage you. follow me on the twitter at john fuglesang. sadly, you have to know how to spell john fuglesang. pleasure filling in. i hope i'm invited back tomorrow. we'll see how it goes. i'll be here tomorrow morning. for those of you watching us on tv, if you're lucky you'll stick around listen to "the stephanie miller show." i had a great show with her in seattle. we were joined by ron reagan and dan savage on stage. it is october 1st. enjoy the fall and get your friends to vote! we'll see you tomorrow. news. that's my parting shot for today.